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Published: June 8, 2011 at 12:13 AM GMT
Last Updated: July 25, 2011 at 12:13 AM GMT
Can Canoe Ventures fulfill a 35-year old quest to bring interactivity to the television industry? Watch Jack Myers’ comments on the future of Canoe in this week’s Jack Myers Video Media Business Report. The vision of Canoe is to offer a suite of ITV products but today Canoe offers only requests for information, and will soon be delivering polling, voting and trivia. Read Jack Myers exclusive interview with Canoe CEO David Verklin and check out our 10-year forecast of Interactive TV advertising revenues exclusively at www.jackmyers.com.
Subscribers can access the report at www.jackmyers.com. I share exclusive insights from the report in this week’s Video Media Business Report, available here and through Reuters Insider iPad app, which is available at no cost to all Media Business Report subscribers.
Millennials have grown up in a world where answers are Googled in nanoseconds. They demand instant gratification, are frustrated by lack of universal WiFi and worry more about iCloud hacks than credit card security. They text, tweet, speak in emoji, use GIFs to express emotion and effortlessly master tech advances in a blink, tap, swipe and three-fingered grasp. They’ve come of age as the Internet and mobile devices exploded, thrusting their generation into an era of unprecedented choices -- including, as the readers of this vehicle well know, an ever-more fragmenting media landscape. Yet, despite their scattered attentions, reaching this segment is crucial: They are 76 million consumers strong (the largest) with $1.7 trillion in purchasing power. *Read More
The show was the SAG Awards, which is now in the running to replace the BAFTAs as my favorite awards show of the season (more on that below). The tablet – specifically my goddaughter’s iPad – was located on her family’s kitchen table, around which we all sat talking, snacking and taking in every minute of the show. Their deluxe 60-inch high-definition TV was just a few feet away in the family room, but nobody turned it on. Tellingly, nobody ever thought to do so. It was in every respect a richly satisfying experience. Some credit goes to the show itself. Some of the credit goes to an app available from her family’s media provider (Optimum) which allows customers to watch live television on their tablets. Some credit must also go to the novelty of it all, at least for me.Read More